Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
544 PM CDT Wed Aug 16 2017

Well, most areas saw a fair amount of rain this morning and afternoon.
Many areas that saw a thunderstorm or two pass overhead received a
quick half inch of rain or more. That being said, some spots were
highly unlucky, including the Des Moines International Airport which
saw only 1 hundredth of an inch of rain as heavier rains fell in other
parts of the metro. Currently early this evening the showers and
storms find themselves moving across parts of northern Iowa, with some
new showers and storms trying to develop over towards Crawford and Sac
counties. Temperatures today, while not overly hot, did manage to get
into the mid 80s from roughly Highway 30 on south. Further north,
temperatures struggled to reach much past the mid and upper 70s due to
consistent cloud cover.

Certainly the rains yesterday and today were anything but drought
busters, but were welcome nonetheless. Looking forward, another couple
opportunities for showers and storms should present themselves Friday
afternoon and evening and then again Monday into Tuesday.
Unfortunately, Monday is the solar eclipse, which could spell
disappointment for some if the cloud cover is wide spread.
Temperature wise, some warm to hot conditions will return for the
weekend and early next week with highs expected to reach into the
upper 80s across large parts of central and southern Iowa.


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